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What Are TigerNuts?
Tigernuts are a small root vegetable that are dried and sold whole, peeled, as an oil, or as flour. They have been known in the past as zulu nut, aya, yellow grass nut, ground almond, and rush nut. They are packed with fiber, prebiotic resistant starch, iron, and minerals. Tigernuts are grain free, nut free, coconut free, non-GMO and the newest superfood.
How Do TigerNuts Taste?
Tigernuts are slightly nutty with a sweet, cinnamon taste and make a great snack as well as grain free flour and milk. They are chewy when eaten raw and dried, and slightly crunchy after being soaked.
Where Do TigerNuts Come From?
Tigernuts are an ancient superfood, endemic to Africa and were consumed by our Paleolithic ancestors in large amounts. However, the tigernuts consumed today are grown in Spain or Western Africa where they are harvested, sun dried, and shipped to the United States or other country.
How Are TigerNuts Grown?
Tigernuts are a tuber, and as such they are grown underground. They are then dried and shipped to a processing facility where they are either packaged as is, peeled, ground into flour, or made into tigernut oil.
Are TigerNuts Sustainable?
Tigernuts are easy to grow and do not require many natural resources.